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If Israel Were a Normal Country

Given the cry raised by Israel’s enemies – and some purported friends like Britain and France – you might think that Trump had ordered bombs dropped on civilians. But the objections were not for any loss of life, but for the intent to move a building and treat Israel normally.

A Life With Emunah

I don’t believe in too much grief. Hashem gives, and He can take away, Risa explained.

Long History of Hypocrisy about Jerusalem

It is time for us Muslims to show remorse, to stop playing the victim because, other than the likes of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, no one is listening.

INTO THE FRAY: A Palestinian State? What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

There is precious little reason to believe that any Palestinian state established in areas evacuated by Israel would not swiftly degenerate into a mega-Gaza overlooking greater Tel Aviv.

Will Defeat In The Jerusalem Passport Case Turn Into Victory?

The Passport Office should immediately withdraw and repeal the special regulations in the Foreign Affairs Manual that instruct how to designate “country of birth” for citizens born in Jerusalem. A renewed passport for any U.S. citizen whose current passport specifies “Jerusalem” should automatically say “Israel.”

Jerusalem, Israel’s Capital: Watch the Masks Fall

Mainstream media (MSM) shows the oppressor to be Israel and the oppressed to be the Palestinians, facts tell a different story. The US Department of State is no less culpable than MSM in failing to reveal these truths

Miracles: They Spin And Spin All Around

Dreidel Rabbi? Two years ago, CBS’s “Sunday Morning” came to our home to showcase my dreidels. Countless dreidels seen by millions of people! Yes, that’s me. I can walk most anywhere only to have a stranger approach me and ask, “Aren’t you the Dreidel Rabbi?”

The Truth About The Partition Plan

The establishment of the State of Israel was not contingent – neither legally nor practically – on the UN Partition Plan. What were the actual factors? Two things: the blood of IDF soldiers and the Hashem's miracles.

Biased Pollster Gets Biased Results

America overwhelmingly opposes US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a new poll claims. Cause for concern? Not when you realize the poll was carried out by an anti-Israel professor who crafted the question so the results would be slanted in that direction.

Will We Still Light The Menorah In The Window?

One wonders if other religions ever had to take into consideration frequent swells of persecution and literal danger to life and limb and encode it into religious law. In too many times and places, being Jewish has been and still is an act of courage.

Open Your Eyes

Look into the darkness, to search for the source of faithful illumination that can guide us along the path of spiritual integrity.  The flames of the Chanukah menorah shine bright out of the deepest darkness, when the days are shortest and the cold of winter has descended.

HaRav Aharon Leib Shteinman, ZT”L

Known for his extraordinarily incisive intellect, Rav Shteinman was regularly sought out by individuals with personal problems as well as Israeli governmental officials seeking guidance on public issues.

Parsing The President’s Jerusalem Declaration

So the president all but invited the Palestinians to come and negotiate over the issue he ostensibly resolved by recognizing Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem.

When A Licentious Culture Becomes An Accusatory Culture

What could be more ironic than the fact that we are experiencing an unprecedented outbreak of long-belated sexual harassment charges in a generation defined by its sexual licentiousness?

‘Bitachon Means Knowing Hashem Will Come Through For You’ Rabbi Yitzchak Dwek on living...

If only we would realize that every smack we receive is a gift in disguise, we would embrace those moments of challenge and cherish them.

Rav Kook On The Lights Of Chanukah

Like Rabbi Akiva of old, Rav Kook was able to laugh in the face of adversity, while his contemporaries could only cry.

Hanukah: Celebrating Hebrew Sovereignty Over Eretz Yisrael

The Maccabean revolt was not merely a struggle to revoke harsh decrees or secure freedom of worship. HaShem’s Divine blueprint for mankind demands Hebrew sovereignty over Eretz Yisrael

Palestinians, Beware Jewish Days of Rage, Hanukkah is Coming to Israel!

The Palestinians should beware. The world should beware. Push the Jews too far and you might just get a Jewish backlash, “Jewish Days of Rage,” today’s Maccabees in action.

Media Report Card: Week 1 After Jerusalem Announcement

Apparently, the media bias against Trump, the already existing anti-Israel bias and the ignorance of some in the media has resulted in a perfect storm of horrendously inaccurate stories.

Newsflash: Jerusalem Not on Fire!

Newsflash for journalists: There's nothing new on the Palestinian street. Threats of violence and walking out of any "peace process" is old, old news. Jerusalem is not on fire. Jerusalem is tense, and has long been so, because the Palestinians have not yet managed to come to terms with Israel's right to exist. That is the real story.

Violence Should Not Determine Policy

Pres. Trump's decision merely restores the balance that was undone by Pres. Obama's decision to engineer a one-sided Security Council Resolution that changed the status quo.

Jerusalem: Stating the Obvious

Is acknowledging a basic fact of history--Jerusalem is the capital of Israel-- suddenly "earth-shattering news"?

President of Turkey: “Israel is a state of occupation”

While Erdogan labels Israel an “occupier” it is Turkey that exceeds most countries in the world in that category, currently occupying half of Cyprus, Northern Kurdistan with its 20 million Kurds, and West Armenia.

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